The Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company has firmed up its order for 55 Airbus aircraft, comprising 25 A330-900neo and 30 A321LR.
ALC was first to sign up for the newest member of Airbus’ market leading widebody family, the A330neo, announcing a commitment for 25 A330-900neo during the launch at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. ALC was also the first to commit to the A321LR, the newest variant of the A321neo, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 30 at the launch in January 2015, increasing its commitment made for 60 A321neo at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow to 90 firm A321neo aircraft.
“We are proud to be adding these newest generation Airbus aircraft to our portfolio and to have played a part in launching these latest generation, efficient aircraft,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We see significant market appetite for Airbus’ A321LR and A330neo models, offering operators exactly what they want – even more range, even better economics and superior level of passenger comfort.”
“ALC is always ahead of the game and we are very happy to have them on board from the start with our latest A321LR and A330neo models,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We listen very carefully to our customers and are clearly seeing that our strategy to constantly improve our products through incremental innovations means we are able to not only meet but exceed their highest expectations.”
Including today’s announcement, ALC’s total firm orders for Airbus aircraft stands at 258, comprising 53 A320ceo Family, 140 A320neo Family, 15 A330 Family, 25 A350 XWB Family and 25 A330neo Family.